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Hi, everyone. My name is Election123. I am going to attempt to, almost every day, post a whole host of links to articles about the all-important 2014 midterm elections. I will try and compile as many articles as I can and will try and post every day for the enjoyment of the readers of Daily Kos Elections. Thank you for your support.

Please read after the fold for the links to some articles about the 2014 election. Remember, this is my first attempt at doing this. Feedback would be great, whether it's positive or negative, any feedback is appreciated.

Here are a couple of articles on the 2014 Illinois gubernatorial election, where incumbent Pat Quinn (D) is running for re-election, and state senator Kirk Dillard (R), who ran in 2010 and lost the Republican primary by less than 200 votes, just declared his candidacy:

1. A Huffington Post article on speculations on who will run for Illinois Governor in 2014. It mentions a few names:

2. Here's an article on Dillard confirming his candidacy (by NBC Chicago):

3. Here's another NBC Chicago article about Dillard, and also mentions some other names who might run for Governor:

4. Here's another short article about the Illnois Governor race from Fox Chicago about what will happen with the race (mentions that Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford (R) will announce his plans next week, and JOE WALSH may run [LOL]):

5. Here is an article about the election from ABC News. It's actually an interview with GOP Congressman Aaron Schock, who is the youngest member in Congress currently, and the interviewer asks him whether or not he is running in 2014 for Governor:

6. One last article about how the Illinois GOP is rebuilding in preparation for 2014 election:

1. Here is an article about the Illinois Comptroller race in 2014, which is one of the only statewide positions in Illinois where a Republican is in control. Judy Baar Topinka (R), who is the incumbent, apparently has a primary challenger who will very much pose a threat to her (William Kelly [R]):

1. Here's an article from Politico (by Dave Catanese) about the 2014 Senate election, and how a Republican gain of the Senate is a long shot:

1. Here's a Politico article, where former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (D)comments on whether or not he will run against incumbent Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) in 2014:

1. Here is a great article by Keystone Politics about the 2014 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race. It talks about some potential candidates, but, the author really tries to show how good a candidate former Congressman Joe Sestak would be if he ran (heck, the article looks like he's penning an endorsement for him already). This article is a must-read:

1. Here is a short article from MLive about Michigan Senator Carl Levin's timetable for announcing whether or not he will run for re-election:

1. Here is an article by the Bangor Daily News in Maine about the 2014 Maine gubernatorial election. The article is about a trend of how independents are elected to the governorship in Maine every 20 years (happened in '74 and '94), and in 2014, Paul LePage (R) will have a fight on his hands (Eliot Cutler will probably run again as an independent, like he did on 2010, when he finished less than 2% from winning):

1. Here's an article by the Charlotte Observer about how the Democratic Party is rebuilding in North Carolina, and how they are preparing for the upcoming 2014 Senate race, where Kay Hagan (D) is up for re-election and will likely face a tough match. It also mentions potential candidates for the 2016 North Carolina gubernatorial election:

Here are a couple of articles about the 2014 Florida gubernatorial election:

1. Here's an article about the 2014 Florida gubernatorial election and how incumbent Governor Rick Scott (R) will face a very tough fight, especially since state Senaor Nan Rich (D) is already running:

2. Here's an article by the Miami Herald about how Demcrats could tap former GOP Florida Governor Charlie Crist to run for them and potentially unseat Rick Scott (R). Crist has been harshly criticizing Scott for his actions as Governor:

3. One more article about Charlie Crist and the 2014 Florida gubernatorial race:

1. Here is an article about Ed Cox, the Republican Party of New York chairman, explaining what they did wrong in 2012 and how they are prepping for 2014:

1. Here is a (short) slideshow from AZ Central about potential candidates for the 2014 Arizona gubernatorial election:

1. Here is an article about how George P. Bush, the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, has filed to run for an unspecified office in Texas (he's only 36):

1. Here is an article about how incumbent Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R), who just lost a Senate run to Sherrod Brown (D), will run for re-election in 2014:

I have a lot more links to write about. I will include them in a second digest either later tonight, or tomorrow morning.



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